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Holidays in Calistoga, December 3-5 & 10-12, 2021

Join us in Calistoga this holiday season for holiday decorations, lighted tractors, ugly holiday sweaters, merrymaking and tree lighting, 12 days of decorated storefronts and special offers, hidden tractors, a Holiday Village and a Christmas Faire!

Calistoga at Night

Starting December 1 through the 12, and in celebration of the 25th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade, join in the hidden tractor hunt where twenty-five toy tractors will be hidden around Calistoga. Find a tractor, win a prize including Lighted Tractor Parade sweatshirts, Winter in the Wineries Passports and more! Sponsored by Calistoga Parks & Recreation, this activity is sure to delight children and adults, too! Complimentary Petit Verdot Port and Chocolate Truffle pairing with any wine tasting is on the menu at Romeo Vineyards & Cellars (available Dec.1-12) and for those of you who love cookies, Holy Assumption Monastery is offering $10 worth of their delicious fresh-baked cookies, Currant Nut Crunch and/or Sisters’ Currant Choice Granola for very $50 spent at the store (*valid only at the Monastery, Dec. 1-15).

The weekends of December 3-5 and 10-12 downtown businesses and tasting rooms will extend their shopping hours and festive holiday dishes and cocktails will be found throughout Calistoga. Join the Sisters at Holy Assumption Monastery for holiday cookie decorating on Fridays, December 3 and December 10th (2-6pm) or perhaps enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie from House of Better restaurant.

Santa at Holiday Village

Join us Friday, December 3 with the return of Calistoga Holiday Village, from 4-7 p.m. in Pioneer Park , presented by the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce and Celebrate! Napa Valley. Here you will find a North Pole Wine Garden, presented by Calistoga Winegrowers, holiday treats and gumbo from Evangeline, plus children’s activities, cotton candy from Pink Elephant Concessions, carolers, the holiday tree lighting and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Saturday, start your day at the Calistoga Farmers Market in Sharpsteen Plaza (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), then head back to Pioneer Park for the 50th Calistoga Christmas Faire, presented by Celebrate! Napa Valley for a day of fine makers, artisans, gifts, photos with Santa, family activities, toy collection, carolers, and festive libations. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade

Not to be missed is our 25th Annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade! Rain, shine or snow, be dazzled by the whimsical sights and sounds as 50 unique tractors, floats and farm equipment dance through downtown Calistoga. Come join us at 7pm on Lincoln Avenue for this special tradition celebrating Calistoga’s agricultural heritage. Want a souvenir for the occasion? Be sure to order your silver anniversary Lighted Tractor Parade sweatshirt, available at the Calistoga Welcome Center.

Do you love holiday decorations as much as we do?! Stroll downtown and cast your vote December 1-12 in our 2nd Annual Decorated Store Front Contest. Participating stores include Blackbird, Chateau Ste Shirts , Funke’s, Mad Mod Shop, North Star Gift Shop, Papa Lou’s Wine & Spirits, Picayune Cellars & Mercantile, NextHome In The Valley, Sugar Daddy’s Consignment, Calistoga Wine Stop, Cafe Sarafornia and W.H. Smith Wines, just to name a few! Text joyful to 888-918-0170 to vote for your favorite window and a chance to win a Winter in the Wineries Passport.          

A beautiful ugly sweater

How about pulling out that ugly Christmas sweater and heading to Calistoga on Saturday, December 11 for our Ugly Holiday Sweater Day! Wear your ugly holiday sweater and save on holiday purchases at participating businesses including the Calistoga Welcome Center (15% off merchandise), Cafe Sarafornia (10% off), Funke’s (15% off purchases not including sale items and Brighton), House of Better restaurant ($2 off a slice of pie) Papa Lou’s Wine & Spirits (10% off), Picayune Cellars & Mercantile ($10 off purchase of $100 or more. All purchases entered to drawing for tasting for 4 and a Picayune hat), Sugar Daddy’s Consignment (20% off), W.H. Smith Wines (10% discount off wine or 2 for 1 tasting). Must wear an ugly holiday sweater to receive discounts!

Up until Saturday, December 22, help the less fortunate and support the Calistoga Firefighters Toy Drive by bringing an unwrapped toy to the Fire House at 1133 Washington Street. Contribute to the Holiday Food and Coat Drive and support a family in need. Non-perishable food items, coats and blankets will be accepted at NextHome in the Valley at 1437 Lincoln Avenue throughout the holiday season.

We also have some special holiday lodging offers for you including a cozy offer from Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort that includes an in-room spiked hot cocoa kit! See details and contact here.

If you enjoy all these activities and love wine, perhaps consider purchasing a Winter in the Wineries Passport which launches December 4 and runs through February 6. Enjoy wine tasting at 14 participating wineries, save on your stay with our lodging partners, and enjoy discounts at Calistoga shop and spas. Fa la la la la, la la la la!

Happy Holidays. We look forward to seeing you in Calistoga!